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Introducing Northwestern Uganda

For decades, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and its war on civilians put most of northwestern Uganda effectively off limits. But now that the LRA has fled Uganda, this vast region is once again on the traveller’s map. As before, Murchison Falls National Park remains the region’s saving grace. The best all-round protected area in the country for wildlife and attractions, Murchison has large populations of lions, leopard, buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, hippos and chimpanzees, plus its namesake waterfall is world-class. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is also a popular stopover to see white rhinos.